ByLion -- October 2

Hall dedicated to Hainkel
Fun at 'Family Day'
Sociology & Humor lecture
Homecoming door contest
Coming up at Fanfare

Security information
Testing Office moves
SLWP showcase
Sign up for Quiz Bowl
Center for Faculty Excellence
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Hainkel Performance Hall dedicationPerformance Hall dedicated to Sen. Hainkel
Fanfare 2006 opened Sept. 28 with the dedication of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts perfomance hall to the memory of the late Sen. John J. Hainkel Jr. The gala event included fond remembrances of the legendary Senator by his colleagues Sen. Tom Schedler, and Rep. Emile “Peppi” Bruneau; a concert by the Southeastern Wind Symphony; a video tribute, "John Hainkel: Man of Service," produced by the Public Information Office in conjunction with the Southeastern Channel; and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque. Posing with the plaque are, from left, Columbia/Fanfare Director Donna Gay Anderson; President Randy Moffett; Sen. Schedler; Sen. Hainkel's children, Alida Hainkel, John Hainkel III, and Juliet Hainkel Holton; Sen. Jay Dardenne and Rep. Bruneau.
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Family Day fun Families gather for fun, fellowship
With the theme "Treasure a Day at Southeastern," the university played host Saturday to families who joined their Southeastern students for fun and fellowship on campus before the Lions vs. Gardner-Webhb football game.
     "Family Day" participants were entertained with a variety of food, live music, booths, games and activities such as (at left) the popular wax hand molds. A long-standing university tradition, Family Day has been revived along with the university’s football program.


Anthony V. MargavioNew scholar-in-residence to lecture on 'Sociology and Humor'
Anthony V. Margavio, scholar-in residence in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, will present a special lecture, "Sociology and Humor," Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.
     Margavio has joined the Southeastern faculty as scholar-in-residence after a distinguished career at the University of New Orleans, where he was Professor Emeritus. He is co-author with the late Jerome Salomone of Bread and Respect: The Italians of Louisiana, published in 2002. Salomone, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Dean Emeritus of the College of Humanities, was also a scholar-in-residence at Southeastern until his death in 2004.
     Bread and Respect offers an engaging view of Italian immigrant life, the values that more than 70,000 immigrants brought with them, and the factors that changed their culture as they experienced a new world in Louisiana. Margavio's research interests have also included general sociology, research methods, social movements, race and ethnic relations, religion, and mental health.
     "I'm very pleased to be here," said Margavio, a New Orleans native and resident of Covington. "I have always wanted to teach at Southeastern." As scholar-in-residence, he said he will lecture and continue to conduct research as well as work with students in Southeastern's graduate program in applied sociology.
     In his talk, which is open to the public, Margavio said he will use humor to examine the discipline of sociology. He will also present two lectures next spring.
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Homecoming Door Decorating Contest
Homecoming is quickly approaching and once again the Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Dream Team, is sponsoring the annual Homecoming Door Decorating Contest, specifically aimed at faculty and staff.
     Offices across campus are invited to decorate their office door(s) for Homecoming. This year's theme is "Roomie Walks The Red Carpet."
     A registration form, complete with guidelines, can be obtained by contacting Jackie Dale Thomas at 549-2233 or at her office in 110 of the Student Union.
     First, second and third prizes will be awarded in the form of catering gift certificates from Aramark in $100, $75 and $50 denominations for the winning department.
     The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

Break!Coming up this week at Fanfare
For more information, visit or call 985-543-4366.
October 2
     Roberts Batson, "Amazing Place, This New Orleans," 7 p.m., Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville. Free
October 2-31
     International House of Blues Foundation art exhibit, noon-5 p.m., weekdays, Columbia Theatre lobby. Free.
October 3
     "Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular," 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $28.50, adults; $24.50, senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; $20 group rate; $15, non-Southeastern students; Southeastern students free with ID.
Chris RoseOctober 4
     Then and Now Lecture: Chris Rose, "1 Dead in Attic: Post-Katrina Stories," 1 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free.
     Foreign Film: "In the Time of the Butterflies" (Spanish), 3:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall. Free.
October 4-7
     Southeastern Theatre: "Blythe Spirit," 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre. Tickets: $10, general admission; $6, senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; Southeastern students free with I.D.
October 5
     The Last Straws, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Tickets: $15, adults; $12, senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni, $8, non-Southeastern students; $5, Southeastern students.
October 6
     Nicole Cabell, soprano; 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Tickets: $15, adults; $12, senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; $8, non-Southeastern students; $5, Southeastern students.
October 7
     Hungarian Harvest Dance, 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, Hungarian Settlement. Advance tickets $10, adults; $5, children age 8-12; children under 7 free; all tickets $15 at the door.
     "Soirée Edith Piaf," 7:30 p.m., Columbia Conference Center. Tickets: $30, general admission.
October 8
     Sunday With the Arts: Centenary Choir, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Free
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Security information now available
Southeastern is committed to assisting all members of the Southeastern community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the UPD Web site at
     If you would like to receive a printed copy of this information, you can stop by the University Police Department at Pride Hall, 1301 SGA Drive, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 985-549-2222.
     The Web site and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, University police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Southeastern, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
     This information is required by law and is provided by the University Police Department.
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Testing Office in new location
Southeastern's Office of Testing has relocated to room 172 of the North Campus Main Building. The Testing Office is the assessment center for all student-testing needs. This office serves as the clearinghouse for all miscellaneous credit (CLEP, DANTES/DSST, and departmental credits, etc.) and provides special testing accommodations for all Southeastern students who have registered with the Office of Disability Services.
     Accommodation tests are administered weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students and faculty are reminded that appointments are necessary to ensure that the Testing Office has the materials needed to administer the exam and that the appropriate accommodation will be provided.
     Please contact the Office of Testing at ext. 3897 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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SLWP showcase of "Best Practices in Teaching Writing"
The Southeast Louisiana Writing Project's annual showcase of "Best Practices in Teaching Writing" is scheduled for Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Teacher Education Center Kiva.
     The showcase will feature workshops and poster sessions on teaching writing by experienced classroom teachers who are also SLWP Teacher Consultants. The showcase is designed for K-12 teachers across the curriculum as well as for prospective teachers who want new, classroom-tested ideas and methods for teaching writing.
     Participants will receive handouts and assignments and have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Teacher Consultants as well as take part in roundtables and writing workshops designed for teachers of all grade levels. Participants receive certificates verifying participation in four hours of professional development activities.
     Registration will start at 8 a.m. Poster sessions are scheduled from 8:30 9:30 a.m.; workshops on teaching writing will follow.
     The cost to attend is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The cost for Southeastern students is $5 with their university I.D.
     To pre-register by Oct. 20, simply e-mail Richard Louth at and include name; school, grade, and subject taught; address, phone, e-mail. Early registrants may bring payment to the event. Participants may also register by sending the above information with a check made out to "SLU Development Foundation," to Dr. Richard Louth, Director SLWP, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402.
     For more information, e-mail Louth at, call 985-549-2102/2100, or visit the SLWP web site at
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Wanted: Quiz Bowl challengers!
It's time to start thinking about getting together a team for the annual Homecoming Quiz Bowl tournament, sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi as part of the university's Oct. 23-28 Homecoming festivities. The tournament is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Student Union Theatre. Registration forms and instructions are available at or can be obtained from Faust at 549-5477 or
     Faculty, staff or students who would like to participate but do not have a complete four-person team can contact Faust, who will match up participants.
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This week in the Center for Faculty Excellence:
Workshops --
All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, Room 103 unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available; please call the center to verify. For information, contact the center, ext. 5791 or
     Thursday, Oct. 5, 9-11 a.m., Podcasting Demonstration -- Learn how to create a podcast so your students can download your reviews or lectures to their iPods or mp3 players. Learn how other educators are using this technology.
     Thursday, Oct. 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Science & Religion Brown Bag Discussion -- All faculty, staff, and students are invited. Bring your lunch and a friend, drinks and cookies will be provided.
     Monday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Camtasia Workshop -- The workshop will demonstrate the basic skills for creating audio and video lectures or learning supplements with Camtasia Studio 3. The session is limited to five attendees.
Mark Your Calendars
     Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Lyceum Lights. The series of faculty luncheon lectures is designed to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines. This month will highlight Homecoming. "Roomie Rolls Out the Red Carpet" focusing on the Northshore School of the Arts, featuring Dr. Bryan DePoy, assistant dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and interim director of the Northshore School of the Arts; Richard Schwartz, instructor of music, and Rene Fletcher, instructor of art. Lyceum Lights will be held in Twelve Oaks. Cost is $5 to be paid at the door. Lunch will include Shrimp Creole, served over steamed white rice, tossed salad, dinner roll and bread pudding.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern football team will open Southland Conference play this week, facing Nicholls State at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in Thibodaux.
     The Lions (1-4) will be looking to bounce back from a 28-21 non-conference loss to Gardner-Webb on Saturday. Sophomore running back Jay Lucas finished with 166 total yards in the Lions' defeat. Nicholls State is the defending SLC champion and defeated Southeastern, 38-28, in 2005. Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KAJUN 107.1 FM and on the Internet at
     The Southeastern volleyball team (4-13, 0-3 SLC) will be looking to get its first league victory this weekend, hosting a pair of Southland Conference rivals. On Friday, the Lady Lions host McNeese State for a 6:30 p.m. match. The Southeastern Student Government Association will also sponsor Spike Night, as the first 60 fans in attendance to Friday's match will receive free t-shirts, Thunderstix and popcorn. On Saturday. Southeastern plays host to Lamar at 4 p.m.
     The Southeastern women's soccer team (7-3-1, 1-0 SLC) also have a pair of conference matches scheduled for this week. On Friday, the Lady Lions will be at Texas-San Antonio for a 7 p.m. match. Texas State awaits the Lady Lions for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday in San Marcos, Texas.
Southeastern's two-time defending Southland Conference champion women's tennis team will open fall play this week. The Lady Lions will compete in the Houston Invitational, which runs Friday through Sunday.
     The men's golf team will continue fall play this week. The Lions will be in Memphis on Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Memphis Intercollegiate.
     Monday, October 2
     Men's Golf, at Memphis Intercollegiate, Memphis, Tenn., 8 a.m.
     Tuesday, October 3
     Men's Golf, at Memphis Intercollegiate, Memphis, Tenn., 8 a.m.
     Friday, October 6
     Volleyball, vs. McNeese State, University Center, 6:30 p.m.
     Women's Soccer, at Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 7 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, at Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas, All Day
     Saturday, October 7
     Football, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 6:30 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
     Volleyball, vs. Lamar, University Center, 4 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, at Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas, All Day
     Sunday, October 8
     Women's Soccer, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 1 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, at Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas, All Day
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Professional activities
Mr. R. Edward Rode'
(Computer Science and Industrial Technology) attended the Louisiana Department of Education's Super Summer Institute, July 23-28 in New Orleans. Rode' participated in the institutes' National Center for Construction Education and Research Instructor Certification program. He now holds certification in NCCER Instructor (CI) certification. Louisiana has adopted the NCCER Contren Learning curricula for all secondary and post secondary schools in Louisiana.
     Dr. Norman German (English) has a chapbook of stories, Controlled Burn, due out in October from Southern Hum Press. His story "Sportfishing with Cameron" appeared this summer in LSU Press's Wide Awake in the Pelican State with "21 of the finest modern writers who claim Louisiana as home," including Ernest Gaines, Tim Gautreaux, and three Pulitzer Prize winners. Another story, "Suburban High Tide," will be published this month in Thunder Rain Publishing's anthology In The Eye, whose profits will go to Habitat for Humanity to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
     Dr. Michael Doughty (Chemistry and Physics) recently presented an invited lecture to the LSU Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology entitled "Template-Competitive Polymerase Inhibitors: A Structure-Activity Study."
     Dr. Cynthia B. Elliott (Teaching and Learning) has published a paper "Leading in the Worst of Times" in the September 2006 issue of Educational Leadership, the professional journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The paper documents the outstanding educational leadership of St. Bernard Parish following Hurricane Katrina to rebuild their community.
     Dr. David C. Wyld (Management), Dr. Michael A. Jones (Marketing), and Dr. Andre Honoree (Management) presented their paper "The High-Tech Brand: How RFID and the National Animal Identification System Will Lead Traceability and Intelligence to the Agricultural Supply Chain," at the 2006 Academic Business World Conference held in Nashville, Tenn. Also at the conference Dr. Wyld also presented his paper, "Presiding in the Carnival of Ideas: How Innovative College and University Presidents Are Taking the Lead in the Blogosphere."
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) and Ann Trappey (Tangipahoa Parish School District) attended the 2006 Teaching American History Grant Western Regional Project Directors' Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 26-27. Trappey is the project director and Robison the academic coordinator for the TAH Grant program, "Louisiana's Role in Traditional American History." Dr. Robison also presented a lecture entitled "Was England's Greatest 'Renaissance Man' a Woman? Introducing the Real Elizabeth I" to a Teachers Workshop sponsored by the Renaissance Living History Center (an affiliate of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival) at the Hammond Regional Arts Center on Sept. 30.
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